Category Archives: New Rochelle

Reading Seuss at Trinity

Had a great time last week visiting Ms. Ritacco’s second grade class at Trinity Elementary School. As part of Read Across America, Trinity was celebrating the birth of Dr. Seuss. We read The Butter Battle Book, an allegory for the arms race. Love the Cat in the Hat headgear!

Quaker Ridge Road Meeting Recap and Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s community meeting on Quaker Ridge Road. If you missed the meeting and are interested in this subject, you can view the presentation of proposed improvements or read this summary about the proposal. The core components of the project, in addition to much-needed repaving, are: • intersection improvements, … Continue reading Quaker Ridge Road Meeting Recap and Presentation

Schumer in New Rochelle Calls for Police Funding

I was pleased to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle last week for a press at conference at our Police Headquarters. The Senator was in town to discuss the POWER Act, which would provide funding for equipment that can detect lethal drugs like fentanyl. It’s one part of a multi-layered strategy to confront … Continue reading Schumer in New Rochelle Calls for Police Funding

New Ro Finances in Good Shape

Moody’s has confirmed New Rochelle’s strong Aa2 bond rating, a welcome validation of our fiscal health and management. Here’s the full press release from City Hall: Moody’s Investors Services has confirmed the existing rating of Aa2 to the City’s upcoming $8.6 million bond issue.  This designation maintains the credit worthiness of the City’s debt and … Continue reading New Ro Finances in Good Shape

Watch My LWV Interview

Please watch my half-hour interview with Tamar Tait of the League of Women Voters. We talked about New Rochelle’s history, our downtown plans, infrastructure investments, the public school system, the new State Senate majority, and much more. A good conversation about our community’s past, present, and future. If you find the conversation informative, please also … Continue reading Watch My LWV Interview

Amazon Decision is Missed Opportunity

Amazon’s decision to pull out of New York represents a missed opportunity for the metropolitan area, and is a victory of emotion over reason.  The Long Island City plan would have strengthened and diversified the New York economy, created tens of thousands of jobs, and generated billions in new public revenue, while also bolstering the … Continue reading Amazon Decision is Missed Opportunity